File image of Rajinikanth Photograph:( Twitter )
Tamil superstar Rajinikanth is this year's recipient of the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award.
Tamil superstar Rajinikanth is this year's recipient of the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award. The award is considered India's highest honour in the world of cinema.
Union minister Prakash Javadekar announced the news of Twitter on Thursday morning.
"Happy to announce this years #Dadasaheb Phalke award to one of the greatest actors in the history of Indian cinema Rajnikant ji. His contribution as actor, producer & screenwriter has been iconic. I thank Jury @ashabhosle, @SubhashGhai1, @Mohanlal, @Shankar_Live, #BiswajeetChatterjee"
Happy to announce #Dadasaheb Phalke award for 2019 to one of the greatest actors in history of Indian cinema Rajnikant ji— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) April 1, 2021
His contribution as actor, producer and screenwriter has been iconic
I thank Jury @ashabhosle @SubhashGhai1 @Mohanlal@Shankar_Live #BiswajeetChatterjee pic.twitter.com/b17qv6D6BP
Rajinikanth is the 51st recipient of the award. Earlier recipients include cinema stalwarts like V Shantaram, Sivaji Ganesan, Yash Chopra, Dev Anand, Soumitra Chatterjee and Amitabh Bachchan among others.
The 70-year-old star has had a career spanning over four decades and is considered the superstar in Tamil Cinema. He has delivered numerous memorable hits like 'Arunachalam', 'Enthiran', 'Chandramukhi' and 'Sivaji' among others. The actor has also worked in Bollywood films like 'Chaalbaaz', 'Andha Kanoon' and 'Meri Adalat' to name a few.
The veteran star was last in 'Darbar' which released in 2020 and gearing up for 'Annaatthe'